|Matthew Carter: My life in typefaces - TED.com|
Pick up a book, magazine or screen, and more than likely you'll come across some typography designed by Matthew Carter. In this charming talk, the man behind typefaces such as Verdana, Georgia and Bell Centennial (designed just for phone books -- remember them?), takes us on a spin through a career focused on the very last pixel of each letter of a font.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; design; industrial design; TED2014; 2014
|Skylar Tibbits: The emergence of "4D printing" - TED.com|
3D printing has grown in sophistication since the late 1970s; TED Fellow Skylar Tibbits is shaping the next development, which he calls 4D printing, where the fourth dimension is time. This emerging technology will allow us to print objects that then reshape themselves or self-assemble over time. Think: a printed cube that folds before your eyes, or a printed pipe able to sense the need to expand or contract.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; design; industrial design; technology; TED2013; 2013
|Bastian Schaefer: A 3D-printed jumbo jet? - TED.com|
Designer Bastian Schaefer shows off a speculative design for the future of jet planes, with a skeleton inspired by strong, flexible, natural forms and by the needs of the world's, ahem, growing population. Imagine an airplane that's full of light and space -- and built up from generative parts in a 3D printer.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; design; flight; industrial design; transportation; TEDGlobal 2013; 2013
|R.A. Mashelkar: Breakthrough designs for ultra-low-cost products - TED.com|
Engineer RA Mashelkar shares three stories of ultra-low-cost design from India that use bottom-up rethinking, and some clever engineering, to bring expensive products (cars, prosthetics) into the realm of the possible for everyone.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDIndia 2009; TED; Talks; business; design; economics; industrial design; technology; 2009
|Louise Fresco on feeding the whole world - TED.com|
Louise Fresco shows us why we should celebrate mass-produced, supermarket-style white bread. She says environmentally sound mass production will feed the world, yet leave a role for small bakeries and traditional methods.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2009; TED; Talks; business; development; food; global issues; industrial design; 2009
|Paul Bennett finds design in the details - TED.com|
Showing a series of inspiring, unusual and playful products, British branding and design guru Paul Bennett explains that design doesn't have to be about grand gestures, but can solve small, universal and overlooked problems.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2005; TED; Talks; arts; business; design; industrial design; product design; 2005
|Chris Bangle says great cars are Art - TED.com|
American designer Chris Bangle explains his philosophy that car design is an art form in its own right, with an entertaining -- and ultimately moving -- account of the BMW Group's Deep Blue project, intended to create the SUV of the future.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2002; TED; Talks; arts; business; cars; design; industrial design; invention; technology; transportation; 2002
|Amy Smith shares simple, lifesaving design - TED.com|
Fumes from indoor cooking fires kill more than 2 million children a year in the developing world. MIT engineer Amy Smith details an exciting but simple solution: a tool for turning farm waste into clean-burning charcoal.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2006; TED; Talks; Featured; MacArthur grant; alternative energy; death; design; engineering; global issues; haiti; industrial design; invention; 2006
|Ross Lovegrove shares organic designs - TED.com|
Designer Ross Lovegrove expounds his philosophy of “fat-free” design and offers insight into several of his extraordinary products, including the Ty Nant water bottle and the Go chair.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2005; TED; Talks; DNA; arts; biology; creativity; design; industrial design; invention; nature; product design; transportation; 2005
|Zach Kaplan and Keith Schacht demo toys from the future - TED.com|
The Inventables guys, Zach Kaplan and Keith Schacht, demo some amazing new materials and how we might use them. Look for squishy magnets, odor-detecting ink, "dry" liquid and a very surprising 10-foot pole.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2005; TED; Talks; business; creativity; design; industrial design; invention; materials; science; smell; technology; toy; 2005
|Dean Kamen on inventing and giving - TED.com|
Inventor Dean Kamen lays out his argument for the Segway and offers a peek into his next big ideas (portable energy and water purification for developing countries).
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2002; TED; Talks; business; cars; education; industrial design; innovation; invention; robots; science; social change; sustainability; technology; third world; transportation; 2002
|Burt Rutan sees the future of space - TED.com|
In this passionate talk, legendary spacecraft designer Burt Rutan lambasts the US government-funded space program for stagnating and asks entrepreneurs to pick up where NASA has left off.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; NASA; aircraft; business; design; engineering; entrepreneur; flight; industrial design; invention; rocket science; science; space; technology; transportation; TED2006; 2006